04-20-2016 12:37 PM
Let's say, I record a show from 9:00 to 10:00 and the next show from 10:00 to 11:00, both are on the same channel. The last several seconds of the show ending 10:00 is cut off, even if I extend the ending time by 1 minute since the recording of the next show from 10:00 already started. It can't record both at the same time if they are on the same channel. I saw some people had the same problem in this forum long time ago but still no solutions. Could it be solved if I change or fix the DVR? Mine is Motorola's.
04-20-2016 04:18 PM
Its an issue with the content providers.
They run the shows over a few seconds.
It should be picked up at the very beginning of the next show.
04-20-2016 06:34 PM
04-21-2016 12:05 PM
I've noticed this and I do think it's the channel providers problem. Last night, I was watching something on ID (FIOS 623) and the clock on the STB clicked over to 12:00 (midnight) yet the program was still doing it's closing and showing the credits. About 20 seconds later, the next show started.
If the DVR is simply using the clock on the STB to determine start and end times (and I'm sure that it is), then the provider is running over the timeslot. I see this a lot on AMC (FIOS 731).
Also, something else I noticed is that the "Standard Definition" and "High Definition" channels for the same provide do not "line up", the HD channel is several seconds behind the SD channel. You can verify this by switching back and forth using the "last" button. So, it's possible that, if you are recording the HD channel, that this delay is why the program "runs long by several seconds".
Now it could also be that the channel provider and FIOS disagree on the time-of-day, I doubt they are synchronized to military precision 🙂
Hope this help a little
04-21-2016 07:43 PM